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Interesting little article in the Boston Business Journal recently saying that according to Forbes, Boston is the 4th safest of the 4o largest cities in the US. Color me pleasantly surprised. I think I'm probably just jaded because I sit and read the local news all day and it just seems like there's tons of crime. It also doesn't help that one of my good friends is and ER doc and he's always telling me about the gun shots and stabbings he gets to deal with.

The Greater Boston area is the fourth-safest place among the largest 40 cities in the U.S., according to a ranking by Forbes. The rankings take into account each city’s 2008 levels of violent crime, workplace fatalities rates, traffic death rates and natural disaster risk.

Minneapolis-St. Paul ranked No. 1 and has the nation’s lowest workplace fatality rate. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis was No. 2, with the nation’s lowest natural disaster risk. Portland, Ore., with the lowest violent crime rate, was No. 3.


Ok after seeing who beat us, I'm going to go out on a limb and say I'd rather be fourth than live in Milwaukee. Sorry to those of you reading who are from Milwaukee. I have nothing against you guys, I drank a lot of your "Best" back in college. I just prefer Boston.

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